Urban humanities as experimental research praxis

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This article describes urban humanities, a mode of research, teaching, learning, and scholarly practice for those “inside the school,” who collaborate with people “in the community” such as activists, non-profit organizations, or community groups from around the globe. Urban humanities is defined by its studio-based orientation which allows for shared creative practices that span disciplines, and provide action-oriented insights not only into past histories and present conditions, but also more just futures. Two such experimental practices which have emerged include thick mapping and filmic sensing, and additional valuable practices may yet be developed with increased use of urban humanities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128186299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Critical cartography
  • Cross-cultural learning
  • Engaged scholarship
  • Experimental humanities
  • Future studies
  • Positionality
  • Radical pedagogy
  • Sensory ethnography
  • Spatial justice
  • Studio-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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